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Approved - Elite Tier SkyLake MATX Bundle: Intel i7-6700K @ 4.50GHzSkylake has landed! Are you ready to go?
The new era of Intel Processors is now with us bringing DDR4 high bandwidth memory to the masses. Skylake has revolutionised the way that mainstream hardware is viewed and the lines between enterprise class hardware have been blurred.
Since we got our hands on very early Skylake micro-architecture processors, we have been tirelessly optimising the platform and pushing for the very best performance we can.
Skylake has many advantages that make it worth considering over previous generations for Gamers, Hardware Enthusiasts and Power Users. Some of these notable features include:
- Guaranteed CPU overclock of 4.50GHz
- 14nm transistor count manufacturing process
- Reduced power consumption
- Enhanced CPU and GPU performance
- High Frequency DDR4 Memory Support
- Low TDP output
- High PCI-Express Bandwidth
- M.2 PCI-Express AHCI/NVMe native support
Skylake is not just another mainstream release. The overclocking capability of these 'low thermal output' processors is immense as they run cool out of the box which gives enormous potential to enthusiasts.
There is a reason why Intel has touted Skylake as their most 'Significant Processor Release' for over a decade.
This Bundle has been developed in house at Overclockers UK to provide end users with a safe, reliable and fast base for any powerful system. Ian '8Pack' Parry has approved the use of every component in this bundle to ensure that it not only meets the expectations of our customers but it exceeds them in every way.
The Hardware in this bundle has been carefully selected after extensive testing to present our customers with an attractive price as well as a reliable system using products from trusted partners.
- Skylake i7 6700K: Providing hyperthreading quad core (8 threads) technologies with huge overclocking headroom a staggering 8MB of L3 Cache for responsive and efficient computing.
- Asus Z170 Maximus VIII Gene Motherboard: An exceptional optimised motherboard with intuitive features and a rounded feature set that would complement any system as well as providing a stable base for upgrades in future. With fantastic aesthetics this board not only performs but looks the part as well.
- Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 or 32GB DDR4 2666MHz: A performance DDR4 memory kit with low latencies and attractive heatspreaders. This kit will perform reliably and look fantastic with the other hardware in this bundle.
The Elite Tier SkyLake Bundle has specific cooling requirements and all bundles will ship with our tried and tested cooling solutions:
- Asetek 240mm 570LXL: An advanced closed loop performance CPU Cooler that runs quietly. This unit is ideal for use with this bundle and has proven to be one of the most reliable liquid cooling units we have ever sold. Our very own systems are built using Asetek cooling solutions.
- OcUK & SilverStone - 120mm FQ121WC: This fan has been specifically designed to meet our requirements for performance watercooling. We suggest pairing these with a fan controller for the best results.
- Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut High Performance Thermal Paste: 8Pack approved and used by championship overclockers around the globe, Kryonaut is the only choice for performance cooling.
In addition to this host of Elite Tier Hardware, Overclockers UK will be providing each customer with a comprehensive guide on how to Overclock this system. We will take all the hard work out of this for you meaning the most you will need to do is to type in a few simple settings. It really couldn't be easier.
You will need to ensure that your computer case has enough room to fit a 240mm radiator in the roof or rear.
Performance can only be guaranteed when this bundle is used in conjunction with a quality 80+ Gold or better Power supply unit of suitable wattage for your whole system.
Overclockers UK Suggests using Super Flower Power Supplies to ensure maximum stability in performance applications.
The Fans on this bundle can be loud if ran at full speed. We recommend using them in conjunction with a Fan Controller to get the best balance of noise and performance.
For those looking for a graphics card to compliment this amazing Elite Tier bundle we recommend NVIDIA's GTX 1080 graphics card.
8 Pack Overclock settings for this bundle, see this thread on our forum: